Staump Music School has partnered with Guitars in the Classroom to teach Zero Cost lessons to anyone who works in an educational setting.
Guitars in the Classroom is dedicated to creating access to musical learning for all students and to improving the quality of education by providing ongoing musical training and resources to educators. We train, supply, and coach teachers who wish to lead and integrate hands-on music with lessons in English language arts, math, science, social studies and more. Our work promotes teacher effectiveness, student engagement, collaboration, creativity, communication, critical thinking & academic achievement, essential skills for the 21st century. Guitars in the Classroom trains anyone working in an educational setting to make and lead integrated music. We offer a regular Strum and Sing program for all participants as well as special training units for teachers of English Learners, teachers of students with special needs and Early Childhood Educators. We also work with schools of education at colleges and universities to offer a program called GITC-UP (University Programs) for Education and Early Childhood Education majors.
When you enroll in a GITC Teacher Training class, you will be given the opportunity to borrow a beautiful guitar! These instruments come to us from participating sponsor companies so you can get going on guitar without worrying about making an initial investment in one. Our guitar company sponsors include Godin, Martin, Hohner, Daisy Rock, Greg Bennett Guitars, Palmer Guitars, and others. In addition to access to a guitar, you will receive strings, a guitar strap, picks, a capo, and other goodies. Capos come to us from Dunlop Manufacturing and also Kyser Capos! Levy’s Leathers makes our straps. D’Addario gives GITC guitar strings, and we get wonderful polish from Kyser, too. We get electronic tuners from both Planet Waves and Onboard Research (their IntelliTouch tuners), and we may get to add ukuleles to our available supplies very soon! Most recently we were given tubes of Guitar Hands cleansing lotion to share with teachers. The people who make guitar supplies are really excited that teachers are learning to play and want to give as much help as possible! The whole idea is to make playing music as accessible for people working with children in schools as is humanly possible.